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Palace Building
Johannesburg, Gauteng

John Stanislaus DONALDSON: Architect
Johannes Victor LINDHORST: Architect

Date:1889
Client:William Gwynne Evans
Type:Shops
Status:Demolished
Street:Pritchard/Rissik Sts

The architect of the building was one RICHTER, it seems, who designed Palace Buildings from the Netherlands; Donaldson and Lindhorst seem to have been appointed architects in residence.

The Palace Building was noted for the towers and was known as the Rand Eiffel Tower. The iron weather-vane which surmounted the lesser tower is preserved in the Africana Museum, Johannesburg.

(RDM 11 Jan 1957, dem of Palace Bldg; SAAR Jan 1938:571)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Benjamin, Arnold. 1979. Lost Johannesburg. Johannesburg: Macmillan South Africa (Publishers) (Pty) Ltd. pg 6
Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pg 15 ill, 84 ill, 85
Eliovson, Ezra. n.d.. Johannesburg, The Fabulous City. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 6
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 303, 304 ill, 317, 318 ill
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 34 ill, 36